Family & Youth Experiences

​​​​​Animal Art Adventures

Our animals can create amazing pieces of art!  Participants in this program get a chance to go behind the scenes, meet one of our animal artists and go home with a painting that was created just for you! [more…​]​

Dolphin In-Water Adventures 

Ever wonder what it's like to get into the water with a dolphin?  With In-Water Adventure, you can! Participants in this program will be able to work with Indianapolis Zoo dolphin trainers for more than 30 minutes and have a close encounter with our pod. [more…​]

Zoo Camps

Zoo Explorer Two-Day Camps (held during school breaks)

NEW IN 2014! Interested in zoo careers? Join us for our Dolphin Trainer experience, where participants learn more about how to care for and work with these amazing marine mammals. Check back regularly for new topics! [more…]​​

Summer Camps

Looking for a way to get a more in-depth experience at the Zoo?  Try out one of our summer camps!  Participants can look forward to tours of the Zoo and Gardens, games, songs, creative craft projects, animal shows, and more. [more…]​

Family Overnights 

Snooze at the Zoo with the entire family!  Our Family Overnights run in the fall and spring and are a great way to spend a little quality time together all while experiencing the Zoo after hours. [more…]​

Saturday Science Workshops  

NEW IN 2014! Come act like a scientist at the Zoo!  With our Saturday Science Workshops, kids have the opportunity to explore zoological experiments focusing on one of several areas of the Zoo.  Topics include: big cats, enrichment, reptiles and... poop! [more…]​